Sep 5 – 9, 2016
Department of Physics (University of Coimbra)
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Analytical Relativity Modelling of Coalescing Compact Binaries

Sep 7, 2016, 11:00 AM
1h 30m
AD1 (Department of Physics (University of Coimbra))


Department of Physics (University of Coimbra)


Dr A. Le Tiec (Observatoire de Paris)


In this lecture, I will give an introduction to the analytical approximation methods that are used to model the orbital dynamics and gravitational-wave emission of binary systems of compact objects (neutrons stars and black holes), namely the post-Newtonian approximation, black hole perturbation theory and the gravitational self-force formalism, and the effective one-body model. The key ideas underlying each approximation method will be illustrated in the simplest cases, while state of the art results and sub-leading physical effects (spins, tidal deformations) will be briefly reviewed.

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